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The Board Director Training Institute of Japan (BDTI), a non-profit Japanese “public interest” organization certified by the government, was established in 2009 by experts and opinion leaders active in academic and business circles. BDTI’s mission is to increase trust between corporations and the public, and facilitate the safe, sustainable and ethical development of the Japanese economy and Japanese companies, by improving corporate governance and accelerating the spread of effective management methods. We believe that training is the key to doing these things while also enhancing corporate value, for the reasons explained in this in this Summary of BDTI, its Programs and Activities.
Since BDTI’s establishment, we have been fortunate enough to receive the support and participation of senior leaders (and leading firms) around the world, all of whom share our purpose and sense of mission.
BDTI offers (a) intensive “director training” programs that combine corporate governance know-how with global management methods; (b) customized programs for enhancing director skills, or governance and compliance awareness; and (c) seminars on specific topics, led by lecturers who are experts in each respective field. BDTI has corporate and individual memberships, which allow members to receive 40% discounts on courses that are open to the public.
In order to spread knowledge about governance and related management methods widely, BDTI also provides low-cost E-Learning Courses providing core knowledge about the Company Law, Securities Law, Corporate Governance (Basics), and Corporate Governance (Practice) which can be purchased on either on (a) a per-person, per-course basis or (b) an “Unlimited e-Learning” basis, for the entire company and its subsidiaries. We believe this is one of the best ways that companies can cultivate a healthy “corporate governance culture”.
Companies (and investing institutions) that wish to take advantage of BDTI’s training programs and seminars can become corporate participating members of BDTI. Membership allows corporations (or investors’ portfolio companies) to receive 40% discounts on courses that are open to the public. BDTI also provides a free “BDTI Director Bank“, and a Disclosure Search Engine in both English and Japanese that has special features that enable English users to search for documents produced only in English, and utilize outside services for translation.
Another of BDTI’s activities is to provide – on this web site – News and Recent Postings on related topics, a Discussion Forum (a blog open for use by registrants), and a Data Library. These various resources provide updates and information about corporate governance, management techniques, and related subjects of interest. We hope that by facilitating the open exchange of information and opinions in this manner, we can promote constructive debate and dialogue on these topics. By all means, please make full use of these resources.
BDTI is a “public interest organization” approved by the Japanese government, and is able to conduct its activities because of the generosity of our donors. If you share our sense of mission, and are interested to help support our activities, – whether by way of making a donation, becoming a “participating member”, or advertising on this web site, – please feel free to contact us at any time.
|Foundation Name:||The Board Director Training Institute of Japan
|Address:||1-30-20 Kaminoge, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo|
|Representative Directors:||Kenichi Osugi
|Date of Establishment:||November 18, 2009|